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Old 06-23-2014, 07:41 AM
 
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We're a mid-thirties couple with 9 month old twins. We found a house we like in Mohegan lake, but we're afraid it may be hard for us to fit in up there!

We're a little crunchy, liberal, and artsy. We don't mind differing political views, but we would hope to be able to find some like minded people. Most important would be families with young children.

Please let me know what you may know about this area!

(we are also looking in cortlandt manor)
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Old 06-24-2014, 06:31 AM
 
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We're a mid-thirties couple with 9 month old twins. We found a house we like in Mohegan lake, but we're afraid it may be hard for us to fit in up there!

We're a little crunchy, liberal, and artsy. We don't mind differing political views, but we would hope to be able to find some like minded people. Most important would be families with young children.

Please let me know what you may know about this area!

(we are also looking in cortlandt manor)
Visit playgrounds. Maybe the local elementary school has some end of year event where you can walk around and mingle with the parents. That's the best way to figure out if there are enough (or any) crunchy, liberal artsy people!
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Old 06-24-2014, 10:29 AM
 
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You will have no problem fitting in. I have two school age children and live in Cortlandt Manor. There are lots of "earthy crunchy" people up here. Peekskill has some great places to hang out, but livign in cortlandt Manor or Mohegan (same schools mostly) you get better schools and its only a 15 minute drive to go catch a good show or hang out in a good bar with good music. The area is filled with people with young children. My two children day-cared at "The Learning Experience" on Route 6 next to the CVS. You can not miss it driving through town. My son who is now 6 is best friends with the twin boys he met there 4 years ago and still has a dozen friends who he has known since he was 2. Now some of my closest friends are my children's parents, whom we binded with easily.

Look at cortlandt Manor too, lots of good houses. If you want to knwo anything about any specific locations in either place, let me know.

The area is probably best described as locally progressive and conservative at the national level. both towns have strong local democratic parties, but both have had both democratic and republican officials in the last decade in the state and in the US House.

The activities for young kids are azaming. Lots of great parks and play groups all over. Plus, it is VERY safe. I barely lock my door when I go out. I live on a dead end street with a park and my 6 and 8 year old play in the park with their friends unattended every day. Groups of kids with 15 - 20 kids are there every day. This area is simply wonderful for young parents. We bought here before we had kids and now we are so glad that we did.

If you want to come to an event and meet other people with young kids, let me know. My neighborhood association hosts summer outdoor movie nights where we show family movies (lots of recent and classics - Goonies is first on the summer list next weekend). You are welcome to drop by and talk to people.
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